1Z wrote:
> Brent Meeker wrote:
>>You misunderstand "population models".  It's not a question of what members 
>>of a species think or
>>vote for; it's a matter of whether their logic will lead to their survival in 
>>the evolutionary
>>biological sense.  So the majority can be wrong.
> Cooper is making valid comments about *something*, but it isn't logic.
> Logic is what tells us the majority can be wrong

Cooper is not talking about logic in the formal sense; he's talking about 
reasoning, making 
decisions, acting.  This can be "wrong" in the sense that there is a better (in 
terms of survival) 
way of reasoning.

I'm not sure that logic in the formal sense can be right or wrong; it's a set 
of conventions about 
language and inference.  About the only standard I've seen by which a logic or 
mathematical system 
could be called "wrong" is it if it is inconsistent, i.e. the axioms and rules 
of inference allow 
everything to be a theorem.

Brent Meeker

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